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Yedikule Lettuce (75 seeds) (LT120) $4.00

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Yedikule Lettuce

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The ancient 'greasy' lettuce of Constantinople. Ancient variety that has been grown by urban farmers near modern day Istanbul, Turkey, for the past 1,500 years. This variety has been cultivated for centuries in Istanbul’s famous urban gardens, called Bostanlar. These ancient gardens are now threatened by urban sprawl, thankfully there has be a resurgence of attention from local seed savers to keep this variety from going extinct. This variety has been recognized by the Ark of Taste as a beloved culinary symbol of these historic gardens. A romaine type with long leaves, a crisp center and white seeds. Locals report that the incredible flavor and tender leaves are so juicy and high in natural oils that there is no need for dressing. We are delighted to offer this culturally important and highly gourmet variety.
Yedikule Lettuce
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Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

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Talking Threads Media
Olympia WA, WA, United States
April 3, 2019
Versatile Lettuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

What are the pros? Flavorful when young.

What are the cons? Becomes bitter when bolting.


Grew this variety in 2018. Nice texture in salads with a little stronger flavor than some of the "bland" stuff you get from the grocery store. This lettuce is versatile in that it can be cooked for use in soups and stews without turning to complete mush. Combine several leaves to use as a wrap. Be sure to harvest leaves while young and tender. As plants start approaching the time to bolt, the flavor changes and becomes quite bitter. The growth pattern on these plants is upright. I used a spacing of 8 inches between plants and 10 inches between rows. They were planted in a layer of compost.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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